Dr. Karen Tashima received her medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. She trained in Internal Medicine at The Presbyterian Hospital of New York City and in Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Tashima joined the Brown University Infectious Diseases faculty in 1995. She was the area's lead investigator of clinical trials using indinavir and efavirenz, which were shown to be life-saving for patients with HIV infection. The Miriam Hospital conducts NIH-sponsored AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) studies under her direction as well as pharmaceutically sponsored studies of investigative agents for HCV and HIV treatment. Dr. Tashima served as Infectious Disease Fellowship Director during 2005-2012, and mentors students, residents and fellows. Dr. Tashima is an Infectious Disease physician in Fall River (Family Healthcare Center at SSTAR) and at The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital.